Monthly Archives: October 2012

Fisher v. University of Texas, Corporations, and the Glass Ceiling




In the recent Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas, some 57 corporations filed an amicus brief urging the Supreme Court to permit the University of Texas “to recruit and instruct the best qualified minority candidates….” These corporations … Continue reading




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Pierce Butler, Trial Lawyer and Supreme Court Justice




Pierce Butler was a prominent trial lawyer who became a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. On the court, he is most remembered as a conservative stalwart and member of the so-called Four Horsemen, a group of … Continue reading




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Fisher v. University of Texas: Affirmative Action for Well-to-Do Minorities?




The admissions policies of the University of Texas now before the Supreme Court in Fisher v. University of Texas¬†demonstrate how dramatically affirmative action has changed. Once a device for remediating past racial discrimination, the focus has shifted to fostering diversity.¬†Indeed, … Continue reading




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